One of the many frustrations of living here is the lack of proper shops. But, one of the joys is lack of proper shops! I got to know a carpenter here through a friend and designed a few pieces. We are keeping him busy and now that the exchange rate is so favorable (5300 kwacha to the dollar as opposed to 2900 last year) it is suddenly affordable. Crispin works exclusively with Mukwa/Kiaat hardwood.